Thursday, January 12, 2012

The excitement of snow

Living in New England, we prep for winter. By November, if you don't have snow pants, snow boots, hat and gloves you are going to get screwed. It's going to snow. Your kids are going to wake up and want to play and you won't be prepared. Of course, this year, it snowed right before Halloween, and it hasn't snowed since.

This morning, Cam crawled into bed with me and we had our snuggle time waiting for Maggie to wake up. This is our new daily thing... Cam wakes up around 6:30 and comes into our room, climbs into bed, gets under the covers and we watch Micky Mouse Clubhouse. Maggie usually doesn't wake up until at least 7:30, so Cam and I get a little bit of alone time. Which usually ends in tears because Mean Mommy makes him get up and get dressed eventually.

But this morning? I told him to get up and look out the window.

Huge intake of breath, and then a solid 20 minutes of him telling me to was snowing and that he needed his snow boots and a sweater and a jacket because he was going to go outside and shovel and "MOMMY YOU NEED TO WAKE UP MAGGIE but first I have to brush my teeth in YOUR BATHROOM and then I go get dressed with my sweater and socks but not my new boots I need my snow boots....."

I think you get the idea. In the 5 minutes it took me to wake Maggie up and get her dressed, Cam was in the basement with his snow boots on. The minute I opened the garage door, he was out and shoveling.
Maggie was more excited to be in her snowshoes... but we obviously need to get a snow shovel for 'myself' so she can get in on the exciting shoveling. We were a bit late getting out of the house this morning, but it was worth it for how excited the two of them were.


HereWeGoAJen said...

I love Cam's shoveling! He is doing such a great job!

Heather said...

Cam's excitement and the pictures are so cute, and man, am I jealous of that snow! I don't EVER recall a January in MN where we regularly had temps in the 40's. I'm just glad I didn't get the girls new sleds for Christmas....

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